International

May 9, 2019
Australia has had a long history of invasive species problems. Over the past 250 years, foreign species have been introduced to Australia, causing ecological devastation. The movement of animals from one country to another is not a novel idea. This tradition has been documented in Roman times when Romans would frequently bring back animals from distant regions back to Rome.
May 1, 2019
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shot and killed a bear on April 25th that was found in a residential area of North St. Paul. Conservation officers decided to shoot and kill the bear as they determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat. The bear was a male, estimated at two years old and weighed about 110-120 pounds.
April 1, 2019
The week-long Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program provided participants the opportunity to network among key global leaders and gain new skills for effectively collaborating with intergovernmental organizations.
March 5, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota published a report which outlines the extent of the lead problem in Minnesota’s residential drinking water and estimates the costs to eliminate it. The Minnesota Legislature directed the analysis in 2017, in the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
February 7, 2019
Undercover footage filmed in an abattoir in Poland appears to show extremely sick cows being slaughtered. The video from a slaughterhouse located in the central Polish region of Mazovia depicts sick cows unable to stand and being dragged by their horns and legs out of trucks and into the abattoir using a winch.
February 5, 2019
Two recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at Alomere health hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health is working with Alomere Health of Alexandria to investigate the cases. The initial case was reported late November 2018 and subsequently recovered, while a second case developed symptoms late January 2019 and remains in hospital.
January 31, 2019
Over the last 10,000 years or so, pigs and humans have developed a close relationship. Ever since pigs were first domesticated, swine production has played a key role in sustaining human populations.
Continue reading: "We didn’t start the fire"
December 11, 2018
With deer hunting season underway, there is mandatory and voluntary Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance testing in designated areas across Minnesota. A wild deer harvested in Houston County, southeast of Rochester, MN, reported a presumptive positive of CWD on November 17.
October 15, 2018
This summer the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety welcomed visiting scholar Dr. Xie Yihong, of the Guangxi Centers for Disease Control in Guangxi, China, funded with a scholarship from the University of Minnesota China Center.
October 4, 2018
Communities of scientists, practitioners, food producers, and health professionals around the globe are working to better understand the implications of antimicrobial use and resistance.

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